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Ube Cake from Kaye Bakes

I continue my support of Filipino businesses and entrepreneurs by ordering Ube (purple yam) cake from Kaye Bakes. Kaye Bakes for Celebration Today we're celebrating three things: my mom's birthday, my youngest sister's high school graduation, and father's day. It only fits to order some cake, and I thought a cake we can't buy from Costco would be fitting. How I ordered from Kaye Bakes? I reached out on their Facebook page Tuesday to ask if they can do a Saturday delivery or if it's too late. I also asked for prices and if they can deliver. They were able to deliver on a Saturday at Richmond. I paid via Interac-E Transfer. Ube Cake Purple yam is famous in the Philippines. The colour is unique, and it's delicious! We love Ube cake in the Philippines, and I didn't think we would be able to enjoy some here in Canada. Ube Cake from Kaye Bakes Ube Cake from Kaye Bakes You should hear the glee from my younger sister. She loves Ube cake the most among all of us

Guest Post: Chef's Playground

  This post is written by my brother. A friend and I decided to meet up for brunch just to catch up. We decided to meet at Steveston to change the usual areas where we go out. We ended up eating at Chef's Playground. There were only three tables available, luckily we were able to grab the last one. The inside is small and you need to order as soon as you enter.  My friend decided to get the Canadian Back Bacon Benny (Free range eggs, citrus hollandaise, honey thyme glazed back bacon, House-made focaccia bread, hand-cut hash-brown). Canadian Back Bacon Benny I decided to grab the classic, the CPE breakfast (Sunnyside up eggs, bacon, honey thyme sausage, toast, house-made jam, hand-cut hash-brown). It was my first time going to this restaurant, so I always order the safe option for my first time. The CPE breakfast My friend was really hungry that day so he asked me if I wanted to share a Garlic Parmesan Onion Rings and That Style Fried Chicken, and so we did. Garlic Parmesan Onion Ri

Dinner delivery from Redbeef Noodles Kitchen

 It's an amazing night because I get to eat (devour) salt and pepper (Taiwanese-style) popcorn chicken. We also ordered noodles which we weren't able to finish. I recommend the popcorn chicken, but not the Spicy Beef Noodle Soup. Meanwhile, the Signature Beef Quartet Noodle Soup is great as always. I love their Redbeef branded containers. :) Ordered two serving of Salt and Pepper Popcorn Chicken, Signature Beef Quartet Noodle Soup, and Spicy Beef Noodle Soup My only regret is not ordering more chicken.  Spicy Beef Noodle Soup is really spicy. Do you have any recommendations on where I can get Taiwanese-style fried chicken in Vancouver for delivery?

Lunch delivery from TAKO

TAKO is the Korean-Mexican food fusion I never thought I'd want for today. I have been craving for kimchi and burrito (I know such a weird craving and yet here we are). I would describe their food as Korean flavours in Mexican vehicles. I am stress eating today, so I ordered a lot of food. Lunch from TAKO I love how each container is properly labelled. Bulgogi Burrito It was delicious and perfectly sliced in the middle for sharing. The bulgogi is amazing and goes perfectly with rice. Yum! Korean bulgogi in a delicious wrapped burrito with flavourful kimchi and pickled daikon radish BBQ Short Rib Poutine When we opened the container, hubby asked if that's sisig   (a Filipino dish out of pig's face) because it looked like one, but it's BBQ. The red onion made it spicy, but I didn't like the dressing it came with. BBQ Short Rib Poutine Diced tomatoes, red onions, green onions, and barbequed short rib Kimchi Quesadilla My kimchi craving wasn't satisfied by the quesa

Lunch delivery from Meet on Main

Saturday! I couldn't decide what I want for our takeout day. I asked my hubby what he wants and he said healthy food, so we ended up ordering from Meet on Main, a vegetarian/vegan restaurant. Appetizer Oyster Mushroom Kalamari I thought the batter was too salty. Otherwise, it's crispy and crunchy. Perfect vegetarian calamari. Oyster Mushroom Kalamari Beer battered and spiced oyster mushrooms, topped with pickled onions, and served with our ridiculously-good cucumber dill tzatziki. Organic Steamed Kale The cheese sauce the steamed kale came with is delicious. Definitely, the best the thing we ordered today. Organic Steamed Kale Black and white sesame seeds, scallions and house-made cashew gravy. Mains K-Town Poutine Hubby picked poutine. It was a bi

Lunch at PICA's Blue Hat Bakery

We haven't been near the office in months. Today, I have some errands to run in the area and we thought of grabbing lunch from Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts Blue Hat Bakery. I miss their sandwiches and soup as well as the nice people who work there. We ate our food in their patio. Thankfully, it has stopped raining by the time we got there. Sandwiches We ordered two sandwiches: ham and brie and chicken rustico. Both were delicious and perfectly toasted. Ham and Brie Sandwich Chicken Rustico sandwich Soup For soup, we shared a large bowl of chili. A Bowl of Chili Pastry You don't go to Blue Hat and not be tempted with the danishes and cakes they have on display. We ordered a chocolate almond danish and apricot almond danish. Chocolate Almond Danish and Apricot Almond Danish If you're in the area, get coffee or grab some of their frozen food to take home and be sure to be nice to the wonderful people who work at PICA's Blue Hat Bakery.

Guest Post: Coffee at Liberty Bakery + Cafe

This post is written by my brother. After our lunch at The Arbor, my friend and I decided to go to a cafe to continue our chat and we went to Liberty Bakery + Cafe. I got a hot mocha and she got a macchiato. We decided to get a Totoro cookie as well. I have not watched this anime yet but I thought the design was cute and suggested it.                                                                                   Totoro cookie and Mocha

Guest Post: Lunch at The Arbor

This post is written by my brother. Decided to meet up with a friend that I haven't seen since the pandemic started. I suggested we go to the vegetarian restaurant, The Arbor. I suggested this place because my friend is vegetarian and she would always have limited options whenever we eat out. I decided to go with the Kimchi burger with Togarashi fries because I thought it seemed interesting while my friend decided to get the Arburger.                                                                                           Kimchi Burger                                                                                         Togarashi Fries                                                                                             Arburger We cut our burgers in half and gave the other half to each other so that we can taste them both. My friend was really skeptical about the Kimchi burger but when she tried it, she really liked it. She especially complimented that the kimchi was well

Lunch deliver from McDonald's: We tried all the Spicy McChicken®

Saturday means takeout food. I love spicy food, so it's a no-brainer that when we heard that McDonald's is back with their Spicy McChicken® Challenge, we will try it. Too much fast-food! It's our McDonald's feast for the day. Habanero McChicken® It was spicy. There was some heat, but nothing too bad. Habanero McChicken®  Scotch Bonnet McChicken® The Scotch Bonnet McChicken® is only available from September 1 to 28. It's definitely spicier than the Habanero, but nothing to cry about.  Scotch Bonnet McChicken® Ghost Pepper McChicken® Of course, the Ghost Pepper McChicken® is spiciest among the three, and it did pack a punch, but the sauce was so delicious with the chicken, it's great! The Ghost Pepper McChicken is only available from September 15 to 28. Ghost Pepper McChicken® In the Spicy McChicken Challenge, the bun, chicken, lettuce are all the same - it's just really the sauce that changes, so it's not really enough to bring people to tears (unless you

Lunch delivery from Domino's Pizza

In my last post about Olive Garden, I mentioned that I like Domino's carbonara, so I thought of ordering it for lunch the day after eating the one from Olive Garden to do a comparison. Domino's Pasta Chicken Carbonara Compared to the carbonara from Olive Garden, the one from Domino's is not as heavy and creamy. It's a bit watered down. I do love the bacon, grilled chicken, and mushroom better so topping wise Domino's got it right. For $7.50, it's a satisfying dish. Chicken Carbonara Grilled 100% all-white meat chicken, bacon, onions and mushrooms mixed with penne pasta and baked to perfection with creamy sauce. Italian Sausage Marinara I thought of ordering the Chicken Alfredo for hubby so he can compare it from the one in Olive Garden, but he said he wants something different, so I got him the tomato-based Italian Sausage Marinara, instead. Italian Sausage Marinara Penne pasta baked in a zesty marinara sauce with Italian sausage, a blend of Italian seasonings a

Ice Cream from Seaside Scoop

After a complete meal at Olive Garden, we drove to White Rock and walked around the pier. Before heading home, we decided to eat ice cream from Seaside Scoop. I had my usual flavour, Cappuccino while hubby had pistachio. My 1-scoop of cappuccino ice cream in a cup with a waffle cone on top Hubby's 1-scoop pistachio ice cream in a cup with waffle cone on top Yay for Saturday!

Lunch at Olive Garden in Langley, BC

My sister called me early Friday morning asking if we want to go with them to Langley to have lunch at Olive Garden the following day. I said yes because I have been craving pasta all week. I have been thinking about getting carbonara from Domino's Pizza, which I enjoy. After a 30-minute drive to Olive Garden, we had lunch. Of course, we have to enjoy ourselves together separately. Hubby and I enjoyed a private lunch together while my parents and three siblings sat it on another table on the other end of the restaurant. Appetizer To start our lunch date, we ordered A Sampler Italiano with Calamari, Fried Mozzarella, and Lasagna Fritta. A choice between soup and salad came with our main course, so we both ordered their creamy soup. A Sampler Italiano For the appetizer sampler, we picked calamari, fried mozzarella, and lasagna Fritta. My favourite of the tree was calamari. The mozzarella was not the best one I've tried, and it wasn't hot when it arrived at our table. The lasa